News and Press Releases of DIW Berlin https://www.diw.de/en/diw_01.c.618106.en/news.html News and Press Releases en https://www.diw.de/sixcms/media.php/37/diw_logo_farbe_mini.jpg DIW Berlin https://diw.de/ SOEP publishes Annual Report 2023 - Scope and successes of the longest-running household survey - High-caliber research projects launched http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.907578.en ]]> Wed, 10 Jul 2024 12:41:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.907578.en Data Release: The first Scientific Use File of the IAB-BiB/FReDA-BAMF-SOEP Survey “Refugees from Ukraine in Germany” is now available http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.906588.en ]]> Mon, 01 Jul 2024 11:00:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.906588.en New PhD exchange programme http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.905325.en ]]> Thu, 20 Jun 2024 04:13:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.905325.en David Kasprowski has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.900362.en ]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2024 06:21:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.900362.en SOEP alumn Jule Adriaans awarded Peter A. Berger Prize by the German Sociological Association http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.899511.en ]]> Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:16:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.899511.en Research Intern (m/f/div) for the project "Trade and the wealth of nations" http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.868226.en The department of “Macroeconomics” at DIW Berlin is looking for a Research Intern (m/f/div), full-time, for the project Trade and the wealth of nations: A micro view since 1870”, a joint project with Adrien Matray (Princeton University)  and  Chenzi Xu (Stanford University) starting at the earliest possible date. The research intern will actively participate in an ambitious empirical research project that studies the composition of bilateral trade flows over the last 150 years. We have a particular focus on understanding which products of trade were detrimental versus beneficial for countries economic development over the last 150 years and the impact of geo-economic conflicts on critical resources.


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SOEP RegioHub successful in “Leibniz ScienceCampus” competition http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.898382.en ]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2024 11:32:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.898382.en Combatting pandemics together: funding for pioneering "Leibniz Lab" with SOEP participation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.898396.en ]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2024 11:29:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.898396.en Joint Economic Forecast Spring 2024: Headwinds from Germany and abroad: institutes revise forecast significantly downwards http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.898210.en ]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2024 10:12:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.898210.en Call for the 1st German-Polish Ph.D. Summer School in Economics http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.896064.en ]]> Wed, 06 Mar 2024 03:56:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.896064.en Best Paper Award 2024 for Robin Sogalla http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.896052.en ]]> Wed, 06 Mar 2024 03:31:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.896052.en Best Conference Paper Award 2024 for Robin Sogalla http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.896914.en ]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2024 08:01:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.896914.en Alexander Roth has successfully defended his dissertation http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.894568.en ]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2024 03:18:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.894568.en Sanctions against Russia in 2014 had an effect, but their potential was far from being fully exploited http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.893833.en ]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:49:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.893833.en Obituary for Gert G. Wagner http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.891844.en ]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2024 05:38:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.891844.en Obituary for Gert G. Wagner http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.891838.en ]]> Fri, 02 Feb 2024 05:18:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.891838.en Former DIW Berlin President Gert G. Wagner has Passed Away http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.891085.en ]]> Tue, 30 Jan 2024 05:39:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.891085.en Marcel Fratzscher: „ECB failed to clearly communicate the need to cut interest rates this year“ http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.890774.en DIW president Marcel Fratzscher on the results of today's meeting of the Governing Council of the ECB:

The ECB's decision not to cut the key interest rate yet is understandable and correct at this point in time. However, I would have liked to see clearer communication from the ECB pointing out the need to cut interest rates this year. It would have been helpful to signal a change in the interest rate cycle and the need for rate cuts in order not to jeopardize the goal of price stability in the medium term by pushing inflation below two percent.

Such forward guidance would have been important in order to improve financing conditions. After all, monetary policy is the biggest brake on economic growth in the euro area this year, especially for Germany. The German economy is unlikely to grow much this year and many companies are holding back on investment as financing conditions are very restrictive. This applies in particular to the construction sector, but also to many industrial sectors.

The risk of the ECB "undershooting" the two percent inflation objective in the next two years is now just as great as inflation remaining too high. Overall, inflation in the euro area has fallen faster than expected in recent months. Both the weaker economic development and the significant fall in energy prices are two of the main reasons.

The ECB is facing some very difficult years with strongly fluctuating inflation. This is because it is likely that geopolitical conflicts, problems in supply chains and adjustments in relative prices will repeatedly lead to temporary shocks to inflation. Wage trends are also likely to be very dynamic over the next two to three years, as employees will want to compensate for the considerable real wage losses they suffered in recent years. However, such an adjustment need not be problematic, especially as a sustained wage-price spiral is unlikely. The ECB must look through such temporary shocks and keep a closer eye on the medium and longer term.
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Spitzenforschung zu Vermögensungleichheit im SOEP: Philipp Lersch wirbt renommierten ERC Consolidator Grant ein http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.890584.en ]]> Tue, 23 Jan 2024 03:44:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.890584.en SOEP-IS: Selection of promising new modules – 2024 call for submissions suspended http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.890084.en ]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2024 04:35:00 +0200 http://www.diw.de/sixcms/detail.php?id=diw_01.c.890084.en